List of towns and cities in Devon by population

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Map showing the location of the settlements within Devon. The size of the red circle corresponds to the size of its population.

This list is of towns and cities in Devon in order of their population, according to the 2001 (Torbay 2011) census data from the Office for National Statistics. It comprises the Key Statistics for local authorities, civil parishes and wards that attempt to show their populations. The largest settlement in Devon is the city and unitary authority of Plymouth with a population of 240,720, whereas the smallest settlement was the town and civil parish of Hatherleigh with a population of 1,306. The city of Exeter, which is home to Exeter Cathedral, is the county town and headquarters of Devon County Council. The ceremonial county of Devon includes unitary authority areas such as Plymouth and Torbay, but the non-metropolitan county of Devon excludes such unitary authority areas. It is governed by Devon County Council, whereas Plymouth and Torbay can govern themselves on matters such as transport and education.

Traditionally a town is any settlement which has received a charter of incorporation, more commonly known as a town charter, approved by the monarch. However, since 1974, any civil parish has the right to declare itself as a town. Prior to 1888, city status was given to settlements home to a cathedral of the Church of England such as Exeter. After 1888 it was no longer a necessary condition, leading to Plymouth gaining city-status in 1928. Historical towns such as Plympton, Stonehouse and Devonport, which were merged into the city of Plymouth, have not been included, as well as Topsham, which became a part of Exeter's urban district, and St Marychurch, which was annexed by Torquay. However, the unitary authority area of Torbay recognises the three towns of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham. The ward for Ottery St Mary is also included, as it is titled Ottery St Mary Town.

Changes to population structures have, however, led to explosions in non-traditional settlements that do not fall into traditional, bureaucratic definitions of 'towns'. Several villages, which are not included in this list, have grown steadily and are more populous than many towns. For example, Fremington with a population of 9 744[1] would be in the top 20 whilst its neighbour Braunton, population of 7 510,[2] is just below it.

Rank Population Town/city Notes Image
1 240,720[3] Plymouth City and unitary authority, which includes the suburbs of Plympton and Plymstock. Plympton used to be a separate town and Plymstock is a parish. Plymouth Barbican and harbour.jpg
2 111,076[4] Exeter City, urban district and the county town (capital) of Devon Exteter Cathedral 2923rw.jpg
3 65,245[5] Torquay Part of the unitary authority of Torbay Torquay.devon.750pix.jpg
4 49,021[5] Paignton Part of the unitary authority of Torbay Paignton beach.jpg
5 32,972[6] Exmouth Civil Parish Exmouth from Dawlish Warren.jpg
6 23,580[7] Newton Abbot Civil Parish Newton abbot view.jpg
7 20,724[8] Barnstaple Civil Parish Barnstaple Butchers Row.jpg
8 18,621[9] Tiverton Civil Parish River Exe.jpg
9 16,693[5] Brixham Civil Parish; part of the unitary authority of Torbay.[10] Brixham.devon.750pix.jpg
10 14,413[11] Teignmouth Civil Parish TeignmouthFromNess.JPG
11 14,407[12] Bideford Civil Parish Bideford-Devon.jpg
12 14,407[13] Sidmouth Civil Parish Sidmouth, devon.jpg
13 13,135[14] Dawlish Civil Parish Dawlish 2.jpg
14 12,056[15] Ivybridge Civil Parish Fore Street at Ivybridge.jpg
15 11,604[16] Northam Civil Parish Northam Community Centre on Fore Street.jpg
16 11,018[17] Tavistock Civil Parish Tavistock town centre.jpg
17 10,857[18] Honiton Civil Parish Honiton from the south east.jpg
18 10,840[19] Ilfracombe Civil Parish Ilfracombe.jpg
19 10,615[20] Kingsteignton Civil Parish Kingsteignton Street - geograph.org.uk - 89779.jpg
20 7,609[21] Cullompton Civil Parish 057332 cdaaab8b-by-Martin-Bodman.jpg
21 7,444[22] Totnes Civil Parish Totnes High Street.jpg
22 6,929[23] Bovey Tracey Civil Parish Bovey Tracey Fore Street.jpg
23 6,837[24] Crediton Civil Parish Church of The Holy Cross, Crediton.jpg
24 6,798[25] Seaton Civil Parish Seaton sea front in devon arp.jpg
25 5,846[26] Okehampton Civil Parish Okehampton former A30.jpg
26 5,626[27] Axminster Civil Parish Axminster Town.JPG
27 5,521[28] Kingsbridge Civil Parish Fore Street, Kingsbridge.jpg
28 5,512[29] Dartmouth Civil Parish Dartmouth.town.750pix.jpg
29 5,279[30] Great Torrington Civil Parish Town hall torrington 050416.jpg
30 4,801[31] Budleigh Salterton Civil Parish Budleigh Salterton2.JPG
31 4,366[32] Ottery St Mary Ward, which refers to Ottery St Mary as a "town". Otterystmarychurch.jpg
32 4,093[33] South Molton Civil Parish South Molton The Square.jpg
33 3,909[34] Ashburton Civil Parish West Street , Ashburton.jpg
34 3,846[35] Salcombe Civil Parish Salcombe.jpg
35 3,661[36] Buckfastleigh Civil Parish BuckfastleighRoad.JPG
36 3,310[37] Exminster Civil Parish Exminster station.jpg
37 2,964[38] Colyton Civil Parish including Colyford Colyton-standrew.jpg
38 2,256[39] Holsworthy Civil Parish Holsworthy Town.jpg
39 1,916[40] Bradninch Civil Parish Bradninch.jan.2006.png
40 1,893[41] Chudleigh Civil Parish Chudleigh.jpg
41 1,676[42] Hartland Civil Parish Stnectan.jpg
42 1,570[43] North Tawton Civil Parish North Tawton Square.jpg
43 1,536[44] Moretonhampstead Civil Parish Flower decoration - Court Street Moretonhampstead.jpg
44 1,470[45] Chagford Civil Parish Chagford's famous ironmongery stores, Webbers and Bowdens.jpg
45 1,381[46] Beer Civil Parish Beer (Devon).jpg
46 1,308[47] Chulmleigh Civil Parish Chulmleigh - main street - geograph.org.uk - 420150.jpg
47 1,306[48] Hatherleigh Civil Parish Churchyard, Hatherleigh.jpg

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Key Figures for 2001 Census: Key Statistics: Braunton". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2011-07-06. 
  3. ^ "Key Figures for 2001 Census: Key Statistics: Plymouth". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2008-11-27. 
  4. ^ "Key Figures for 2001 Census: Key Statistics: Exeter". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2008-11-27. 
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  8. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Barnstaple". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2008-11-28. 
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  13. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Sidmouth". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2008-11-28. 
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  18. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Honiton". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2008-11-28. 
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  21. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Cullompton". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2008-11-28. 
  22. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Totnes". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2008-11-28. 
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  25. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Seaton". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2008-11-28. 
  26. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Okehampton". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2008-11-28. 
  27. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Axminster". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2008-11-28. 
  28. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Kingsbridge". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2008-11-28. 
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  30. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Great Torrington". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2008-11-28. 
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  34. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Ashburton". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 
  35. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Chudleigh". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 
  36. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Buckfastleigh". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 
  37. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Exminster". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 
  38. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Colyton". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 
  39. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Holsworthy". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 
  40. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Bradninch". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 
  41. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Chudleigh". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 
  42. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Hartland". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 
  43. ^ "Parish Headcounts: North Tawton". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 
  44. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Moretonhampstead". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 
  45. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Chagford". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 
  46. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Beer". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 
  47. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Chulmleigh". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 
  48. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Hatherleigh". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 

Coordinates: 50°42′N 3°48′W / 50.7°N 3.8°W / 50.7; -3.8